"We believe the Father is the Source of all that exists, whether of matter or spirit." I was watching TV in my apartment in Mongolia, having just put my daughter to bed when the drum beats started. Still new to the country, I had suspicions about what was happening in the apartment above me but … Continue reading “Matter or Spirit” OR “The Sky is Blue”
“Within this unity there are three persons of one essential nature, power and eternity — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” A lot of people have a lot of things to say about the role of women in marriages, in families, and in the church. Expectations come from inside us, our spouses, our … Continue reading Trinity, Part III
For my birthday last year, my husband bought me a pair of silver earrings in the shape of Asian clouds. Since moving to Mongolia, I had noticed that clouds, as portrayed in Asian art, often have a distinct style. I sometimes spend my free time drawing clouds, trying to mimic the shapes and lines. I … Continue reading The Trinity (Part II: Heresies)
From a young age my dad shared his concerns about this formulation that seemed to be illogical. I understood and absorbed his hesitation and my doubts grew as I wrestled through youth group and into Bible College. The doctrine of the Trinity just never made sense to me but it seems like nearly every other orthodox Christian throughout history believed it, so I kept trying. What made it possible for other people to so easily accept Trinity as basic fact? What did they know that I didn't? Or did they just not care?